The photo at the right was taken on August 15, 1945, V. J. Day. The enthusiastic young sailor is celebrating the fact that his life has been saved by the unexpected surrender of the evil Empire of Japan.
That unexpected surrender was caused, in turn, by a triumph of science and Western culture–the atom bomb, dropped for the first time August 6, 1945, on the city of Hiroshima. Here are some things we’ve done on that subject.
The bombing of Hiroshima is considered racist by people like Wright, because the Japanese aren’t white. The bombing saved millions of both American and Japanese lives.(See Miracle of Deliverance The Case For the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for details.) Further, the Japanese were occupying almost the entire Far East, victimizing millions of Burmese, Filipinos, and Chinese who were, if anything, even less white than the Japanese.
Obama was one of the Reverend Wright’s parishioners, until he decided he’d rather be President than (stand by) Wright.
Brenda Walker quoted General Paul Tibbets, who bombed Hiroshima.
“I wanted to do everything that I could to subdue Japan. I wanted to kill the bastards. That was the attitude of the United States in those years.”“I have been convinced that we saved more lives than we took,” he said, referring to both American and Japanese casualties from an invasion of Japan. “It would have been morally wrong if we’d have had that weapon and not used it and let a million more people die.” [Paul W. Tibbets Jr., Pilot of Enola Gay, Dies at 92, New York Times November 1, 2007]
Tibbets arranged to be cremated rather than have his grave be the site of anti-war protesters.